As members of the Better Business Bureau, Gloucester City Business Association, Knights of Columbus and the Professions Automotive Technician Association, the owners and staff of Gloucester Transmissions are dedicated to providing excellent service to their customers.
Joe Carlino said the present transmission and repair facility was formerly owned in the ‘40’s by Bucky Caldwell who ran a car service garage for Buick Cars. At one time the facility was also known as the Buss Business.
“We honor the on-going tradition of honest relationships. Many customers that come into the shop are third generation repeaters,” Carlino said.
PHOTO: Gloucester Transmission Staff hard at work.
Rich Malatesta, manager and transmission specialist, said he fully understands the effects of the economy situation on the financial health of car owners.
“We sympathize with working people who rely on their vehicles for transportation We are here to offer help and can give recommendations to save money on repairs,” he said.
“Customers that have put off long-needed repairs may start using any stimulus money they come into. We can recommend used and rebuilt parts to save them money. If new parts are required, we can work according to the customer’s budget. Major safety issues are handled first to keep the vehicle on the road and then minor issues can be repaired later when the owner is ready to come back,” the men offered.
Genuine Borg Warner parts, AC Delco batteries, tires, brakes, oil changes and towing, replacement shocks, etc .are some of the many services available in addition to the expert transmission services.
The facility can handle heavy vehicles, such as ACCU Transportation vans and ambulances, Camden County police vehicles and the Gloucester City’s fleet of equipment. “In-ground post lifts in our facility can handle up to approximately 10,000 pounds which proves to be an advantage over regular garage lifts,” Rich said.
The garage is kept very clean, is fully insured and secured with 24 hour security cameras.
Gloucester Transmissions support the other city businesses and are very involved in community activities.
Thirty year old Joe, Jr. has been a fixture at the garage since he was a child working and learning the business from his father and the other mechanics. Grandparents are awaiting the birth shortly of Joe III. Joe Sr. and wife, Betty attended Gloucester High School and their children were raised in Gloucester City.
Each school season, a co-op student is selected to work in the garage helping them to prepare for their future employment in the work force.
GLOUCESTER TRANSMISSION & GENERAL REPAIR
733 MARKET STREET, GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ 08031
856-261-9119 24 HOUR TOWING
FUNDED BY THE GLOUCESTER CITY URBAN ENTERPRISE ZONE.